Eriksen in front of international match

Then just Corona. Just before his comeback in the Danish national team, Christian Eriksen had to knock around with the Coronavirus, the return plans of the playmaker had delayed only insignificantly.

Nine months after his cardiac arrest at the Football Champion, the 109-fold international immediately before the first time since the dramatic moment during the game against Finland is back to his country. Whether it is already so far in the friendly match against the Netherlands this Saturday, is still open – and that has less with Eriksen’s heart than rather with the exactly survived corona infection.

Late start to the training camp

Eriksens Association FC Brentford had informed in front of the Premier League game at Leicester City on Sunday that he is not available to Coronabeeding. This had delayed his journey to the preparatory camp of the Danes in Spanish Marbella by a few days, but already on Wednesday evening Eriksen had been there. He was welcomed by radiant faces of his teammates such as Kasper flattering and friendly hugs. “How well it is to see you again, Christian!”, It said it was on the Instagram channel of the national team.

Cause of cardiac arrest clarified

Eriksen now knows what happened to his heart with his heart, but would like to keep that for themselves as he said in front of Danish journalists in Marbella. “All lights are green, everything is good,” he said before the first training sessions with his teammates at the Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen and several other Bundesliga professionals. “I now think my focus fully on the future.” Despite the long break, he felt, not to have been gone at all.

Eriksen was the last time on June 12, 2021 in the national jersey raised. In the Danish startup against Finland in the local Copenhagen, he had suddenly collapsed on the square just before the half-time break. His heart was as quiet for several minutes as the breath of the football world. His team shielded him and the horny rescue forces, while his life was fought on the lawn. The helpers rescued him life. And Denmark made himself up without Eriksen, but with abundant support of Danish and foreign fans to play in the EM semifinals.

Christian Eriksen scores 2 minutes into comeback for Denmark

Hard-fought return

After a long break and a farewell to Inter Milan – in Italy he was not allowed to play with the defibrillator used to him – Eriksen worked vehemently on his return. Only in Odense, he got in Odense in the construction training, then trained at the reserve of his youth association Ajax Amsterdam. At the beginning of 2022 followed the signing of the contract at Brentford, where he had given his comeback on the lawn a month ago – fittingly in the club colors red-white, which he also carries for Denmark.

The return to club level was successful. However, Eriksen worked on something even greater. “My goal is to be at the World Cup in Qatar. I want to play,” he had said in an interview published at the beginning of January with the Danish broadcasting driver Dr. Physically, he is in top shape, he already made it clear. His heart is not an obstacle.

Top Level – Trainer Delighted

National coach Kasper Hjulmand is enthusiastic about how strong and with what determination of the four-time Danish footballers of the year has returned to the square. “You can see that he has trained Steinhart,” said the Danen coach on Wednesday. “He has become a bit narrower and in a really good constitution.”

These impressions had previously convinced the former Mainz coach so much that he had called Eriksen in the past week in his bid for the test matches against the Netherlands in Amsterdam and on Tuesday in the home park stadium in Copenhagen. “He is fit, he is physically really, very fit,” Hjulmand had said about Eriksen. The level he shows after his return in Brentford is impressive.

Lansgames comeback to corona

Nevertheless, it could be that Hjulmand has not yet sent his top player directly to the lawn in view of the recently survived Corona infection. The most likely is that Eriksen in Amsterdam first seats on the bench and then see how the game developed, the coach let look through on Wednesday.

At the latest against Serbia it should then be something with the return in red-white. “He is 100 percent ready to play in parking,” said Hjulmand. In Parking, he has disputed his last international match – saying EM party against Finland. Eriksen has not lost his humor afterwards, on the contrary. “I’ll avoid exactly this area so I will not be nervous. I’m just running drums,” he said with ironic look at the site on the side line he was collapsed.

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